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  • Hospital in S. Korea won't release anti-NMDAR encephalitis patient to go home to Oklahoma until bill is paid

    http://www.news9.com/global/story.asp?s=23250929
    OKC Man Battles Rare Disease In South Korea, Needs Help To Come Home
    Posted: Aug 25, 2013 1:04 PM PST Updated: Aug 25, 2013 1:20 PM PST
    By Xin Xin Liu, News9.com
    OKLAHOMA CITY -

    Family members say Jones suffered from internal bleeding and has lost a lot of weight. Luckily, the doctor says he hasn't suffered any brain damage.
    OKLAHOMA CITY -

    Family and friends of an Oklahoma City man, who is battling a rare disease in South Korea, are trying to raise money to cover his medical bills and bring him back home.

    In June, 2012, Sean Jones moved to Hwajung, South Korea, to teach English. Jones' brother Brandon told News 9 that Jones loves meeting new people and learning about other cultures. That's why he decided to become a full-time English teacher in South Korea.

    "He made a lot of friends. He just loves being around people," said Brandon Jones. "Sean is just one of those people that can actually just get to know anyone. It's not really hard for him."

    In May, 2013, Sean told his friends that he was beginning to feel sick. He was misdiagnosed at first and ended up in the ICU at one of the hospitals in Seoul, Korea.

    Family and friends of an Oklahoma City man, who is battling a rare disease in South Korea, are trying to raise money to cover his medical bills and bring him back home.

    In June, 2012, Sean Jones moved to Hwajung, South Korea, to teach English. Jones' brother Brandon told News 9 that Jones loves meeting new people and learning about other cultures. That's why he decided to become a full-time English teacher in South Korea.

    "He made a lot of friends. He just loves being around people," said Brandon Jones. "Sean is just one of those people that can actually just get to know anyone. It's not really hard for him."

    In May, 2013, Sean told his friends that he was beginning to feel sick. He was misdiagnosed at first and ended up in the ICU at one of the hospitals in Seoul, Korea.

    Jones was eventually diagnosed with Encephalitis NMDA, which is the inflammation of the brain. Viral infections are the most common cause of the condition...
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